6-year-old from Ville Platte hailed as hero after surviving shooting while riding in car with father

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Mayor Jennifer Vidrine honored a 5-year-old shooting victim as a hero during Tuesday night’s city council meeting in Ville Platte.

De’amonte Wilson was shot in the leg last month while riding in a car with his father.

He is expected to make a full recovery and then enroll in kindergarten.

The alleged shooter, Quantavis Durgin, surrendered to police days after the shooting and now faces charges of attempted murder.

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